Nikon D5300 vs Nikon D5500

Winner
Nikon D5300

100

Nikon D5500

97

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5300

Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
200 ms shutter lag
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"

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competitors

Nikon D5300 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$309 body only

$395 - $397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Weather sealed Weather sealed
True resolution Much lower true resolution

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Weight Slightly heavier
Placeholder

Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$549 body only

$729 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Movie format Lower frame rate movies

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